Fire Aboard M/V Roger Blough

Local 5000 has learned of a fire that broke out aboard the M/V Roger Blough, of Key Lakes, Inc. 

Local 5000 has not had any official reports as to the cause of the fire or the extent of the damage. 

Smoke was seen coming from M/V Roger Blough at Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Monday morning. (

News reports indicate that the fire broke out at about 0200 local time and was extinguished as of Monday afternoon. 

We do know that there have been no injuries as a result of this fire according to reports we have received this morning, and sources have informed us that the M/V James R. Barker along with another ore carrier has been moved away from the M/V Roger Blough as a precaution. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and bring you further information when it becomes available.